Cricket

Glaring problem: India beats New Zealand by 8 wickets in ODI

NAPIER, New Zealand (AP) Shikhar Dhawan scored an unbeaten 75 and Virat Kohli scored 45 to guide India to an eight-wicket win over New Zealand in a one-day cricket international that was shortened because of so-called sun-strike.

The players were forced from the field for almost 40 minutes as India replied to New Zealand's total of 157 because the setting sun on Wednesday was shining through windows at the back of the grandstand and into the batters' eyes.

India was 44-1 in the 11th over when the stoppage occurred. When the players returned to the field, the target had been revised under the Duckworth-Lewis system from 158 to 156 and one over had been deducted from the innings.

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Sri Lanka aims for 1st test win in Australia

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Sri Lanka may have its best chance to win a cricket test in Australia when it faces an unsettled Australian lineup in a day-night match in Brisbane from Thursday.

The teams have met only 13 times in Australia since Sri Lanka joined the ranks of test nations and the home team has won 11 of those matches, the other two having been drawn. (MORE)

David Warner recovering after elbow surgery

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Opening batsman David Warner is recovering from elbow surgery and is likely to be fit to return to the Australia team when his 12-month suspension for ball-tampering expires in late March.

Warner underwent surgery in Melbourne on Tuesday to remove a bone spur and detached bone fragment from his right elbow. The injury became inflamed and forced him to recently quit the Bangladesh Premier League. (MORE)

New Zealand wins toss, bats in 1st ODI vs. India

NAPIER, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat Wednesday in the first one-day cricket international against India at McLean Park.

The pitch for the first ODI in Napier since the 2015 World Cup looked likely to produce a high-scoring match between the second and third-ranked nations in the 50 over game. (MORE)

South Africa levels ODI series at 1-1 against Pakistan

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) South Africa beat Pakistan by five wickets on Tuesday to level the one-day series at 1-1 as Andile Phehlukwayo gave a compelling argument to be the Proteas' allrounder at this year's Cricket World Cup.

Phehlukwayo took career-best figures of 4-22 with the ball to help limit Pakistan to 203 all out. He then hit a career-best 69 not out with the bat to lead South Africa to 207-5 in 42 overs and victory after the home team was in deep trouble at 80-5 in its chase. (MORE)

Australia calls up Kurtis Patterson for 1st Sri Lanka test

SYDNEY (AP) Batsman Kurtis Patterson has been added to Australia's squad for the first cricket test against Sri Lanka after making two centuries against the tourists in a warm-up match.

Patterson made 157 and 102 for a Cricket Australia XI in a pink ball match in Hobart last week. That earned him an immediate call-up to the squad for the day-night test beginning in Brisbane on Thursday. (MORE)

Pakistan beats South Africa by 5 wickets in 1st ODI

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) Pakistan got one back on South Africa by winning the first one-day international by five wickets on Saturday.

The tourists were whitewashed 3-0 in the tests but found the change to limited-overs cricket to their liking as they took an early advantage in the five-match series. (MORE)

South Africa bats first in opening ODI vs. Pakistan

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) South Africa's returning captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and chose to bat Saturday in the first of five one-day internationals against Pakistan.

Du Plessis returns after being suspended for the final test between the teams. (MORE)

Australian Hazlewood to miss Sri Lanka tests with injury

SYDNEY (AP) Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out of Australia's two-test series against Sri Lanka with a back injury.

Hazlewood, who is also vice-captain, has been replaced by Jhye Richardson in the squad for the first test in Brisbane which begins on Thursday. (MORE)